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Message ID: 8793
Date: 2011-01-18

Author:Ryan, Joseph Patrick

Subject:RE: Variation in effectiveness of child welfare services by age of child

Josh One must also consider that older youth enter the system for different reasons as compared with younger children. This is a long standing issue in child welfare. See the following papers/reports for background. Bernstein B, Snider DA, & Meezan W: Foster care needs and alternatives to placement: A projection for 1975 to 1985. New York, New York State Board of Social Welfare, 1975. David Fanshel, 1992, children and youth services review "foster care as a two tier system" A more recent paper - 2010 in children and youth services review by Cassandra Simmell titled "why do adolescents become involved with the child welfare system?" Best, Joe Joseph P. Ryan, Ph.D. Children and Family Research Center School of Social Work University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign http://www.socialwork.uiuc.edu/people/faculty/ryanJoseph.html -----Original Message----- From: bounce-7666299-9340674@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-7666299-9340674@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Dr. Bruce Borkosky, Psy.D PA Sent: Monday, January 17, 2011 10:50 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Re: Variation in effectiveness of child welfare services by age of child I recall reading somewhere that primarily acting out behaviors are the ones that get attention - for teen boys, that would be primarily the areas of disrespect, disruptiveness, property destruction and interpersonal violence. For girls, it might be sexual promiscuity, defiance (refusal to obey), and truancy. BB On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 9:09 PM, Joshua P Mersky wrote: Greetings, It has been speculated in several recent publications that adolescents are less likely than their younger counterparts to receive appropriate/effective treatment responses from the child welfare system. Some argue that there are simply fewer treatment programs for adolescent victims than child victims. However, I have not been able to track down empirical data that bear on these hypotheses. I am aware that rates of mental health service utilization are actually higher among adolescents than younger children. But, is there any evidence to suggest that the quality or effectiveness of services varies among age groups in a predictable way? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Josh Mersky -- Assistant Professor of Social Work Helen Bader School of Social Welfare University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee P.O. Box 786 Milwaukee, WI 53201 Phone: 414-229-0522 Fax: 414-229-5311 -- Bruce Borkosky, Psy.D. PA Sebring, FL Google 304-8-Dr-Bruce 800-919-9008 fax 813-200-8450 This communication is confidential and privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, please communicate the error immediately, and delete all copies.

Josh One must also consider that older youth enter the system for different reasons as compared with younger children. This is a long standing issue in child welfare. See the following papers/reports for background. Bernstein B, Snider DA, & Meezan W: Foster care needs and alternatives to placement: A projection for 1975 to 1985. New York, New York State Board of Social Welfare, 1975. David Fanshel, 1992, children and youth services review "foster care as a two tier system" A more recent paper - 2010 in children and youth services review by Cassandra Simmell titled "why do adolescents become involved with the child welfare system?" Best, Joe Joseph P. Ryan, Ph.D. Children and Family Research Center School of Social Work University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign http://www.socialwork.uiuc.edu/people/faculty/ryanJoseph.html -----Original Message----- From: bounce-7666299-9340674list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-7666299-9340674list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Dr. Bruce Borkosky, Psy.D PA Sent: Monday, January 17, 2011 10:50 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Re: Variation in effectiveness of child welfare services by age of child I recall reading somewhere that primarily acting out behaviors are the ones that get attention - for teen boys, that would be primarily the areas of disrespect, disruptiveness, property destruction and interpersonal violence. For girls, it might be sexual promiscuity, defiance (refusal to obey), and truancy. BB On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 9:09 PM, Joshua P Mersky wrote: Greetings, It has been speculated in several recent publications that adolescents are less likely than their younger counterparts to receive appropriate/effective treatment responses from the child welfare system. Some argue that there are simply fewer treatment programs for adolescent victims than child victims. However, I have not been able to track down empirical data that bear on these hypotheses. I am aware that rates of mental health service utilization are actually higher among adolescents than younger children. But, is there any evidence to suggest that the quality or effectiveness of services varies among age groups in a predictable way? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Josh Mersky -- Assistant Professor of Social Work Helen Bader School of Social Welfare University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee P.O. Box 786 Milwaukee, WI 53201 Phone: 414-229-0522 Fax: 414-229-5311 -- Bruce Borkosky, Psy.D. PA Sebring, FL Google 304-8-Dr-Bruce 800-919-9008 fax 813-200-8450 This communication is confidential and privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, please communicate the error immediately, and delete all copies.